Honda 1964 Benly CB92 Super Sport 124cc 2cyl OHC 3311

9,950.00

Description

Honda 1964 “Benly” CB92 Super Sport 124 cc OHC twin engine # CB92E-7002300

“Benly” comes from the Japanese word “benri”, meaning “convenient”. At its introduction in 1959 this sporty little 125 was surely a revelation to a European market used to traditional British machinery. The CB92 Super Sport took its styling and design cues from the larger-displacement C71, C76, C72 and C77 Dream series. The 360 degree overhead cam parallel twin engine generating 15 bhp at a heady 10,500 rpm must have been the most eye opening feature, but it didn’t stop there. Other unusual features to the European eye would have included the pressed steel frame, leading link forks, twin leading shoe eight inch front brake (on a 125!), and electric start. With its aggressive styling, class-leading specification, phenomenal output, excellent brakes and 250-beating performance, the CB92 proved an outstanding success and today is one of the most desirable of early Japanese classics. The 1959 and 1960 models had alloy petrol tanks and side covers. Between 1959 and the end of 1964 almost 19,000 CB92s were produced.
New for 1962 were the alloy wheel hubs that replaced the magnesium ones on the previous years’ models. Other changes were the bayonet-type petrol tank cap that was fitted instead of the earlier screw-type cap and the pressed-steel rear brake torque arm that came in place of the earlier alloy one. In 1964, the last year of production, some 3,000 Benlys were produced.
A 1963 brochure describes the CB92 as follows: “That hammerhead tank and those uncovered rear springs tip it off. Here’s the sportsman’s dream in the 125 cc class. It looks like it’s doing fifty just standing still. Those fifteen big horses crammed into the 125 cc engine want out, and the four-speed constant mesh gearbox whizzes you up to 130 kph in a whoosh. Hang on! Comfortable seat, swinging arm rear suspension, electric starter, many other deluxe features.”
This Benly comes with rear view mirrors and miniature windscreen. She has been restored and was part of a static Honda collection, so recommissioning will be advisable.